What does UK law say about sexual harassment in the workplace? – OUP Blog

Posted May 26th, 2022 in employment, equality, harassment, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘An MP watching porn in the House of Commons and inappropriate comments made about the deputy leader of the Labour party’s legs: not even the place where our legislation is made appears to be immune from the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.’

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OUP Blog, 25th May 2022

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Landlord loses court battle with local authority over costs agreement reached by his counsel – Local Government Lawyer

‘A cost agreement cannot be undone simply because one party claimed to have stopped instructing the barrister concerned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th May 2022

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Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment, employment tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘Calling a man “bald” is sexual harassment, an employment tribunal has ruled. Hair loss is much more prevalent among men than women so using it to describe someone is a form of discrimination, a judge has concluded. Commenting on a man’s baldness in the workplace is equivalent to remarking on the size of a woman’s breasts, the finding suggests.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2022

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LiP loses costs challenge over ‘no longer instructed’ barrister – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A litigant who tried to argue that his costs order was agreed by a barrister who was no longer instructed has lost a court challenge.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th May 2022

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Man found guilty of threatening ‘traitor’ Labour MP with noose – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of threatening a Labour MP after he held a makeshift gallows with a noose outside parliament and said: “This is what we do to traitors.”’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2022

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Harassment in employment?: Ali v Heathrow Express – Law & Religion UK

‘Anis Ali, a Muslim, worked for the Heathrow Express which was at the relevant time run by the first respondent, Heathrow Express Operating Company Ltd. The second respondent, Redline Assured Security Ltd, was responsible for carrying out security checks at the airport and the Heathrow Express stations. The checks involved creating and leaving suspicious objects to test how security officers responded to them, and in August 2017 it carried out a test using a bag containing a box, some electric cable and, visible at the top, a piece of paper with the words “Allahu Akbar” written in Arabic. Subsequently, the Operating Company sent an e-mail reporting on the results of the test and including images of the bag and the note to a group of employees – including Mr Ali.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th April 2022

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Four in 10 pupils have experienced or witnessed bullying at the Bar – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2022 in barristers, bullying, equality, harassment, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘Nearly four in 10 pupils have either personally experienced or observed bullying, harassment and/or discrimination (BHD), Bar Council research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2022

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11 years, 10 arrests, at least 62 women: how did Britain’s worst cyberstalker evade justice for so long? – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2022 in harassment, imprisonment, news, sentencing, stalking, victims, women by sally

‘Matthew Hardy so frightened some of his victims that they slept with weapons. Although he was known to the police – and even prosecuted – it was more than a decade before he was jailed.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Woman in Mike Hill case may sue Commons over compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and harassed by a former Labour MP is considering suing the House of Commons for failing to ringfence money that could cover her compensation.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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8% of judges report facing bullying and/or harassment – Legal Futures

Posted March 10th, 2022 in bullying, harassment, judiciary, news, statistics by tracey

‘Around one in 12 judicial office-holders have experienced bullying and/or harassment in the last 12 months, while 5% reported that they had faced discrimination, according to research published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 10th March 2022

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Rule will require solicitors to challenge colleagues’ improper behaviour – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors will have a regulatory obligation to challenge colleagues who treat others unfairly or without respect as part of a plan to beef up the rules on health and wellbeing at work.’

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Legal futures, 7th March 2022

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Would Removing Social Media Anonymity Protect Or Threaten Our Rights? – Each Other

‘As online abuse and disinformation become more commonplace, the debate over whether anonymity on social media protects people from harm or restricts their rights is heating up.’

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Each Other, 3rd February 2022

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Met Police told to ‘publicly commit’ to being anti-racist organisation after report uncovers racism, misogyny and harassment – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2022 in bullying, harassment, London, news, police, racism, reports by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police has been told to “publicly” commit to being an anti-racist organisation after a string of investigations uncovered evidence of bullying, racism and misogyny within its ranks.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2022

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Man jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Merseyside man has been jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th January 2022

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Man with ‘delayed maturity’ jailed for harassing Chris Whitty – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2022 in harassment, imprisonment, learning difficulties, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after admitting harassing England’s chief medical officer, Sir Chris Whitty, by filming him with a phone against his will.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2022

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Matthew Hardy: Stalker jailed for harassing women on Instagram – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in harassment, internet, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A stalker who harassed women online by creating fake social media accounts to spread lies about them has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Barrister suspended for lewd comments to mini-pupil fails in appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a criminal law barrister suspended for six months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for lewd comments to a female mini-pupil.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2022

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Dispute with priest threatens to mire Oxford college in scandal – Financial Times

Posted January 24th, 2022 in Christianity, compensation, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘The head of one of Oxford university’s grandest colleges has indicated that he will agree to step down after a long-running dispute in a deal that includes a £1.5m pay-off and the settlement of a sexual harassment claim against him.’

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Financial Times, 21st January 2022

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Covid denier fined for filming in Gloucester hospital – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, harassment, hospitals, news, threatening behaviour, video recordings by tracey

‘A woman acting as a “guerrilla journalist” when she filmed inside a hospital in an attempt to prove her belief that lockdown measures were disproportionate has been convicted of a public order offence.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Covid ‘sham’ woman fined for filming in Gloucester hospital – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, harassment, hospitals, news, threatening behaviour, video recordings by michael

‘A woman who twice filmed inside a hospital during lockdown in an attempt to prove Covid-19 was a “sham” has been fined £929.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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